Sun Chemical will promote its Streamline range of inkjet inks for wide format printers at FESPA, including the new Streamline TVL 2 series designed to support the sign, display and graphics market for use with Roland’s SG2 and VG2 range of eco-solvent inkjet printers.
Sitting behind Soltect's new ‘affordable and intuitive’ cloud-based customer interface is the company's suite of software products, including Enfocus Switch for workflow automation and PitStop PDF pre-flight software.
It may be voiced in Portuguese, but this video, courtesy of Mimaki Australia's Jason Hay and Mimaki's Spain/Portugal dealer Digidelta, could be the most important one you see this year! Even without subtitles, you will see how robotics can turbo-charge your flatbed rigid production. It's the way of the future folks!
What sign industry related training options are available and what are the future opportunities? What work is being done to attract the next generation of sign industry professionals? These are the most critical questions facing the Sign & Display industry - we absolutely must attract young talent and new thinking into the industry. A top line-up of speakers will devote their time and experience.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission has reported the sale of almost 2 million more shares over the past four trading days, to interests of Carl Icahn, taking his stake to over 34 million shares, or 21.9% of the stock. Currently at between US$16 and $17, Xerox shares have dropped dramatically and are about half of what Fujifilm offered in the abortive take-over offer in 2018.
“These apprentices have fully illustrated their individual skills and personalities, while navigating a variety of obstacles thrown up by the pandemic,” said PrintNZ chief executive Ruth Cobb.
Papermaking giant UPM and the Paperworkers' Union have agreed on a deal to end the 110-day strike at five UPM mills in Finland, which caused paper shortages across Europe. Employees will return to work immediately and UPM says it will restart customer deliveries as soon as possible.
Print giant Xerox recorded $1.67 billion of revenue for the first quarter in 2022, down 2.5% year-over-year, with an operating loss of $56m compared to a profit of $39m in Q1 2021. In response, Xerox shares fell by more than 15% to $16.87 and have declined 25% this year.
The Australian Sign & Graphics Association (ASGA) will be exhibiting at the 2022 Adelaide Careers & Employment Expo on the 6th & 7th of May to promote career and training options in signage.
Members of cyber-hacking group Anonymous are protesting against the war in Ukraine by sending a flood of anti-war messages to vulnerable printers in the Russian Federation, reports industry researcher Keypoint Intelligence.
“As a result of the continued rising costs, Flint OPS has no choice but to announce further price increases,” said the global printing inks manufacturer. Flint also plans to close its newspaper printing ink facility in Wolverhampton, UK due to “the accelerating move towards on-line news content.”
US-based General Formulations, a manufacturer of pressure sensitive films for signage and labelling, has signed a new distribution deal with Spicers Australia and become a member of the New Zealand Sign & Display Association (NZSDA).
Following our news-breaking report on Agfa's proposed acquisition of Inca Digital, Fujifilm Japan has kindly provided an official statement concerning the surprise announcement and is re-assuring Australian and New Zealand customers of its full on-going support for Inca Onset users.
The UK's Digital Printer Magazine reports that Fujifilm has responded to the announcement of Inca Digital Printers’ sale to Agfa to the effect that it will no longer resell Inca machines and will focus on its own range of wide-format printers, though it will continue to support existing customers with Inca Onset devices that it supplied.
Leading Melbourne-based label specialist, Sticky Labels, has boosted its digital operations by upgrading to the latest digital inkjet label production system – the Screen Truepress Jet L350UV SAI. Supplied by Jet Technologies, it is the latest of several installations that are taking colour and productivity to new heights in digital label production.